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America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated Previous Broadcasts

Summer Dinner Party (Episode #1724H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the ultimate grill-roasted beef tenderloin. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews gas grills in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best pie carriers. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make an elegant pear-walnut upside-down cake.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Baked Alaska Showstopper (Episode #1714H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas.

Hearty One Pot Meals (Episode #1708H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best ground beef chili. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews food processors in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to the ultimate red lentil soup with north African spices.

Fast Food Makeovers (Episode #1723H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the perfect grilled pizza at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of super- market olive oil. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best avocado gadgets. Finally, host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with test cook Tim Chin to learn how to make the best shredded chicken tacos.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Korean Feast (Episode #1710H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Korean rice bowl at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews spider skimmers in the equipment corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets for making perfect Korean fried chicken wings.

Italian Chicken (Episode #1715H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster go into the test kitchen together to uncover the secrets to better chicken marsala. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews manual citrus juicers in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Bridget how to make the ultimate skillet-roasted chicken in lemon sauce at home.

Outsmarting Thanksgiving (Episode #1709H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roast turkey. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best oven thermometers. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to foolproof boiled corn.

Baked Alaska Showstopper (Episode #1714H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream machines in the Equipment Corner. Next, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science of insulation and thermodynamics at work in baked Alaska. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares the best offset spatulas.

Hearty One Pot Meals (Episode #1708H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best ground beef chili. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews food processors in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to the ultimate red lentil soup with north African spices.

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake (Episode #1607H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect chocolate-caramel layer cake. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream scoops in the Equipment Corner. Finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best large ice cream makers and thermometers.

The Ultimate Sticky Buns (Episode #1707H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate sticky buns at home. Then, science expert Dan Souza demystifies the science of a water roux. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of almond butter. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews waffle irons in the equipment corner.

Fast Food Makeovers (Episode #1723H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the perfect grilled pizza at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of super- market olive oil. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best avocado gadgets. Finally, host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with test cook Tim Chin to learn how to make the best shredded chicken tacos.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Pantry Pastas (Episode #1712H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 4:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets for making perfect pasta e ceci. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of parmesan. Then, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind parmesan's signature flavor. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Bridget how to make the ultimate penne arrabbiata.

The Ultimate Sticky Buns (Episode #1707H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster head into the test kitchen to uncover the secrets to making the ultimate sticky buns at home. Then, science expert Dan Souza demystifies the science of a water roux. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of almond butter. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews waffle irons in the equipment corner.

A Spanish Affair (Episode #1722H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best paella on the grill with host Bridget Lancaster. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paella pans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Julia how to make the ultimate patatas bravas at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Seafood Supper (Episode #1706H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the steps for making perfect pan-seared salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of fish sauce. Then, science expert Dan Souza demonstrates the differences between wild and farmed salmon. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia the secrets to making the ultimate shrimp scampi.

Refreshing Desserts (Episode #1713H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best ginger frozen yogurt at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews digital scales in the equip-ment corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best personal blenders. Finally, test cook Tim Chin shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect lemon posset with berries.

Italian Vegetarian (Episode #1705H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect cheese and tomato lasagna. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of jarred anchovies. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser uncovers the secrets to really good garlic bread.

Pantry Pastas (Episode #1712H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets for making perfect pasta e ceci. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of parmesan. Then, science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind parmesan's signature flavor. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Bridget how to make the ultimate penne arrabbiata.

New England Classics (Episode #1704H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison goes into the test kitchen with host Bridget Lancaster to reveal the secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of sherry vinegar. Next, science expert Dan Souza uncovers the science of salt diffusion and nitrites. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia how to make the ultimate snickerdoodles.

Pass The Pasta (Episode #1606H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate sausage meatballs and spaghetti. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews insulated shopping totes in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making tagliatelle with prosciutto and peas at home.

Back to Basics (Episode #1703H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roasted bone-in chicken breasts. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews kitchen trash cans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to making the best baked potatoes.

A Spanish Affair (Episode #1722H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best paella on the grill with host Bridget Lancaster. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paella pans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Julia how to make the ultimate patatas bravas at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Mediterranean Grill (Episode #1721H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best grilled shrimp and vegetable kebabs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of whole-milk Greek yogurt. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Julia how to make the best Persian-style rice with golden crust at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Two Modern Stews (Episode #1702H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate Portuguese-style beef stew. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of prepared pesto. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews the worst gadgets of the year. Finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to making the best quinoa and vegetable stew.

Big Easy Favorites (Episode #1711H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison the steps to making the ultimate chicken and sausage gumbo. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of smoked paprika. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus shares her favorite quirky kitchen tools. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer reveals the secrets to making the best red beans and rice.

Cast Iron Staples (Episode #1701H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate cast iron steak. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews paper towel holders in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to crisp roast butterflied chicken with rosemary and garlic.

Korean Feast (Episode #1710H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Korean rice bowl at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews spider skimmers in the equipment corner. Finally, test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets for making perfect Korean fried chicken wings.

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts (Episode #1626H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cold brew coffee makers in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best tea gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cherry clafouti.

Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous (Episode #1605H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best Spanish braised chicken with sherry and saffron. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop chal-enges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Israeli couscous. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make simple Israeli couscous at home.

Grilled Chicken and Salad with a Kick (Episode #1625H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect peri peri grilled chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the latest grill gadgets in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best pita bread salad with tomatoes and cucumber.

Mediterranean Grill (Episode #1721H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best grilled shrimp and vegetable kebabs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of whole-milk Greek yogurt. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Julia how to make the best Persian-style rice with golden crust at home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Steak and Veggies (Episode #1720H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best pan-seared flank steak with mustard-chive butter. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon steel skillets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets for making walkaway ratatouille.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Mexican Mole and Drunken Beans (Episode #1624H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Julia Collin Davison to learn how to make the best chicken mole poblano at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mexican lagers. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate drunken beans.

Outsmarting Thanksgiving (Episode #1709H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roast turkey. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best oven thermometers. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to foolproof boiled corn.

Pork Kebabs and Steaks Hit The Grill (Episode #1623H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate charcoal-grilled steaks at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews steak knives in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best jar spatulas and jar openers. Finally, test cook Bryan Roof reveals the secrets to making perfect grilled pork kebabs with hoisin and five-spice.

Hearty One Pot Meals (Episode #1708H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Host Julia Collin Davison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best ground beef chili. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews food processors in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to the ultimate red lentil soup with north African spices.

Country Ribs and Corn Muffins (Episode #1622H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate sweet and tangy grilled country-style pork ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews laundry stain removers in the Equipment Corner. Next, host Christopher Kimball answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Dan Souza shows Chris how to make the best savory corn muffins at home.

A Hearty Fall Feast (Episode #1604H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best roasted rack of lamb at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's secret to roasted brined Turkey. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dijon mustard. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate root vegetable gratin.

Dinner In Cuba (Episode #1621H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Cuban cuisine at La Carreta in Miami, Florida. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best Cuban braised shredded beef at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making fried sweet plantains. Then, testing expert Adam Ried reviews grapefruit knives in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate mango, orange, and jicama salad.

Steak and Veggies (Episode #1720H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the best pan-seared flank steak with mustard-chive butter. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon steel skillets in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets for making walkaway ratatouille.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Seafood Supper (Episode #1706H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the steps for making perfect pan-seared salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of fish sauce. Then, science expert Dan Souza demonstrates the differences between wild and farmed salmon. Finally, test cook Elle Simone shows Julia the secrets to making the ultimate shrimp scampi.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 4:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
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